Lance Bass has started the ''process'' to have children.

The 38-year-old former NSYNC star recently admitted that he couldn't wait to start a family with his husband Michael Turchin and it looks like his dreams of becoming a father this year may be about to come true as the couple have found a surrogate.

Speaking to 'Entertainment Tonight', Lance said: ''It's something we're very excited about. I mean, the reason I wanted to get married to this guy is I know he'll be an amazing dad. We've been putting it off for a long time, but this is the year that we're starting the process. Just last week, [we] really started the process. So we're excited, and it's going a lot faster than we ever thought, which is kind of freaking me out.''

However, although having a baby is something the couple have been discussing for a few years now, they can't believe how quickly everything is taking shape.

Lance explained: ''I thought we had a good, like, year to really choose things, but it's happening so fast. I mean, we've met with surrogates, we're looking at eggs, we now have the person representing us, and contracts are being made, and it's such a process that we had no idea existed. But it's also fascinating too. It's amazing.''

And, although they feel more than ready for the challenge, the pair - who got married in 2014 following three years of dating - have started interviewing their friends who have children already so that they can mentally prepare themselves for fatherhood.

Lance said recently: ''We have tons of friends who have gone through the process.''

The 'It's Gonna Be Me' hitmaker wouldn't mind if they ended up with twins either.

Asked about having twins via a surrogate, he explained: ''No, actually it doesn't scare me because my husband's a twin. He knows exactly how to handle twins.''